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Could Outgoing Republicans Hold Keys to ‘Fiscal Cliff’?

Could Outgoing Republicans Hold Keys to ‘Fiscal Cliff’?

Mary Bono Mack. U.S. Congress(WASHINGTON) — The outlook for reaching some sort of bipartisan agreement on the so-called “fiscal cliff” before the Dec. 31 deadline is looking increasingly grim. Shortly after noon Friday, House Speaker John…

Republican Senators Present Their Plan for Immigration Reform

Republican Senators Present Their Plan for Immigration Reform

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Two senior Senate Republicans proposed a bill on Tuesday that gives the children of illegal immigrants the opportunity to remain in the U.S.After GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney only garnered a sliver of the L…

Obama, GOP Mount ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Campaign Blitz

Obama, GOP Mount ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Campaign Blitz

JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — President Obama, Republican lawmakers and an army of independent advocacy groups are mounting an aggressive new public campaign to highlight the stakes in a deal to avoid an economically toxic package of automa…

Violating Norquist’s No-Tax Pledge Could Hurt GOP in 2014

Violating Norquist’s No-Tax Pledge Could Hurt GOP in 2014

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The most talked about name in the opening weeks of the fiscal cliff negotiations isn’t President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner or Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.  It’s Grover Norquist.Norquist i…

Fiscal Talks Turn as Tax Pledge Questioned

Fiscal Talks Turn as Tax Pledge Questioned

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The two-party tango that is negotiations over the “fiscal cliff” took a turn Monday as two more Republican lawmakers expressed willingness to break with a long-standing anti-tax pledge and the White House reveale…

GOP Starting to Rebel Against No-Tax-Hikes Pledge

GOP Starting to Rebel Against No-Tax-Hikes Pledge

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — With the fiscal cliff looming for the United States, some Republican members of Congress said on Sunday that they are ready to break a long-standing pledge not to raise taxes.”The only pledge we should be m…

House Could Vote on Tech Visas Next Week

House Could Vote on Tech Visas Next Week

Architect of the Capitol(WASHINGTON) — The House could vote on a Republican bill next week that seeks to create 55,000 additional visas per year for workers with master’s and doctoral degrees in science, tech, engineering and math. The STEM Jobs Act, …

GOP Address: Rep. McMorris Rodgers Optimism Is Important in Face of Fiscal Challenges

GOP Address: Rep. McMorris Rodgers Optimism Is Important in Face of Fiscal Challenges

McMorris [dot] House [dot] gov(WASHINGTON) — In this week’s Republican address Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.) echoes the president’s message reminding us of the freedoms  afforded to Americans.Giving thanks to service members servin…

Republicans Mourning for Mitt Romney? Not So Much

Republicans Mourning for Mitt Romney? Not So Much

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Republicans are over it, and most of them aren’t doing much mourning for Mitt Romney.A period of blame and soul-searching was inevitable for Republicans after Nov. 6, but Romney hastened it with his candid comme…

Reince Priebus Seeks Return as RNC Chairman

Reince Priebus Seeks Return as RNC Chairman

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON ) — Reince Priebus will run for another term as chairman of the Republican National Committee.A source close to Priebus’ chairmanship campaign confirmed his decision to ABC News.The RNC selects its chairman ev…

Majority of Americans Skeptical a Deal Will Be Reached on ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ Poll Finds

Majority of Americans Skeptical a Deal Will Be Reached on ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ Poll Finds

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Americans don’t trust Republicans and Democrats to get along, it seems.A new poll from the Pew Research Center finds that 51 percent of Americans don’t believe a deal will reached between President Obama and R…

GOP Address: Speaker Boehner on Growing the Economy

GOP Address: Speaker Boehner on Growing the Economy

ABC/Martin H. Simon(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama may have found something on which they can agree. In the days since the president’s reelection Tuesday, the House speaker and the president both have stated that they wou…

John Boehner Welcomes Big Deficit Deal, Pledges to Work with President Obama

John Boehner Welcomes Big Deficit Deal, Pledges to Work with President Obama

Chris Maddaloni/CQ Roll Call(WASHINGTON) — A day after holding onto his speakership and the House Republican majority, John Boehner signaled openness Wednesday to the inclusion of new tax revenue in a legislative package to address the so-called “fisc…

Who Was the Biggest Financial Loser on Election Day?

Who Was the Biggest Financial Loser on Election Day?

Creatas/Hemera/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson gambled more than $54 million on Tuesday’s elections. And he lost.The quixotic chairman of the Las Vegas Sands gaming company rose to the top of campaign giving in 2012, gaining notor…

Republicans Projected to Preserve Control of House

Republicans Projected to Preserve Control of House

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker John Boehner and his Republican colleagues will secure enough seats to retain their majority, winning at least 218 seats in the House of Representatives, according to a projection of election results …

North Carolina Elects First Republican Governor in Two Decades

North Carolina Elects First Republican Governor in Two Decades

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — (NEW YORK) –  North Carolina elected a Republican governor for the first time in more than two decades Tuesday night.GOP candidate Pat McCrory, a former Charlotte mayor who had been leading in local polls in th…

Democrats Grab First Gubernatorial Wins in Vermont, Delaware

Democrats Grab First Gubernatorial Wins in Vermont, Delaware

Offices of the Governors(NEW YORK) — Democrats grabbed the first two gubernatorial wins of Election Day with victories in Vermont and Delaware, two states that ABC News projects will also go to President Obama.In both states that were expected to rema…

GOP Address: Missouri Congressional Candidate Wants to Get Government ‘Out of the Way’ of Small Business

GOP Address: Missouri Congressional Candidate Wants to Get Government ‘Out of the Way’ of Small Business

TeamBoehner.com(WASHINGTON) — First-time candidate for congress, Ann Wagner, delivers this week’s Republican address, calling for government to “get out of the way” of small businesses to get the economy growing.  Wagner, who would represent Miss…

GOP Address: Missouri Congressional Candidate Wants to Get Government ‘Out of the Way’ of Small Business

GOP Address: Missouri Congressional Candidate Wants to Get Government ‘Out of the Way’ of Small Business

TeamBoehner.com(WASHINGTON) — First-time candidate for congress, Ann Wagner, delivers this week’s Republican address, calling for government to “get out of the way” of small businesses to get the economy growing.  Wagner, who would represent Miss…

GOP Address: Missouri Congressional Candidate Wants to Get Government ‘Out of the Way’ of Small Business

GOP Address: Missouri Congressional Candidate Wants to Get Government ‘Out of the Way’ of Small Business

TeamBoehner.com(WASHINGTON) — First-time candidate for congress, Ann Wagner, delivers this week’s Republican address, calling for government to “get out of the way” of small businesses to get the economy growing.  Wagner, who would represent Miss…

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